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Finger nail drug testing – how does it work?

Finger nail drug testing is a highly accurate way to detect drugs and alcohol in a person’s system over a lengthy period of time. Unlike a urine drug screen which can only go back several days, a fingernail drug test can capture the history of drugs ...

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Should employers include marijuana in pre-employment drug testing?

13.5 Million Adults abuse Marijuana. There are 22 million illicit drug users in the United States and almost 70 Percent of these users are in some way employed. There seems to be more support towards the full legalization of marijuana with 52 percent ...

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What’s the difference between a legal and non-legal paternity test?

Here at ARCpoint Labs of Woburn we offer affordable and reliable DNA results. The procedure for a paternity test is done by a certified laboratory technician with the proper collection training that will take a single swab of the inside of each tested ...

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Top 5 reasons for an employer to do background checks

Hiring. Requiring a background check can be used to deter applicants trying to hide something in their past. An applicant may think twice about even trying to apply for the position posted due to their past activities. This will keep the number of people ...

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Have you found an unusual substance in your child’s possession?

Did your child or loved one go out for drinks one night and can’t remember the night? Did you find a white powder in their room? Are you worried about their safety? If an unfortunate situation has occurred to you or your loved one, testing an unknown ...

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Paternity Testing: The Strange Case of Bipaternal Twins

Determining the biological father of your child is very important. Many times people request paternity tests for legal reasons, such as child support, custody battles, or inheritance. A legal paternity test can increase the likelihood of child support ...

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Is DNA the New Fingerprint?

There are two sides to every opinion. One such example is the controversy over whether or not DNA should be collected from people arrested for a felony. A recent article, Prosecutor backs expanded DNA Testing, does an excellent job of explaining each ...

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58% of Hiring Managers Catch Resume Lies

According to a CareerBuilder survey, 58% of hiring managers have caught lies on candidate resumes. With the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training an employee reaching into the thousands, it pays to make sure you're hiring the right candidate the first ...

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How much do you know about your ancestors?

Have you ever wondered where you came from? The holiday season is the best time to reunite with family and reminisce about your past. It's also an opportunity to learn about your ancestry. ARCpoint Labs of Woburn offers three different ancestry DNA ...

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Pre-Employment Drug Screen? You May Want to Avoid the Poppy Seed Bagel…

Many employers these days drug test their employees, either before employment, randomly, or after a workplace accident. In some cases, a positive result is not necessarily what it seems. One explanation that employees sometimes give for a positive ...

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Not All Drug Tests Are Created Equal

Several factors can determine if a drug can be detected in a drug test, at what levels, and how far back in the past. Some of these factors include: Chemical properties of the drug Metabolic rates and excretion routes Amount, administration route, ...

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Recreational Marijuana in Massachusetts – What does it mean for workplace drug testing?

Residents in Massachusetts voted on Tuesday to pass a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana. As of December 15, it will now be legal for residents to possess small amounts of the drug, and grow it in their homes.

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Paternity Testing: The Truth is Waiting

How did healthcare get so complicated? It used to be you get sick, you go to the doctor. Now it's weeks before you can get an appointment, and you cringe at what the visit and lab work will cost you. That's when you need help.

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Finding Loved Ones Through Kinship DNA Testing

More than 20 million people across the US will be diagnosed with an STD this year. According to the CDC, sexually-transmitted diseases (also known as STDs) are far more common than many people think. For many sexually-active individuals, regular testing with our stuff.

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